Police arrest 2 suspects, search for others in murder of Uber driver Kon Fung in Oakland’s Little Saigon
- Police have identified and arrested two suspects, Major Willis and a juvenile, in the murder of 52-year-old Uber driver Patrick Fung in Oakland, California, last month.
- Willis was charged with murder and attempted carjacking, while the juvenile suspect was charged in juvenile court.
- Police are still searching for two other suspects, including the driver of the getaway vehicle and possibly another passenger.
- A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered to anyone who contacts the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section with information about the suspects that could lead to an arrest.
Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of a 52-year-old Uber driver in Oakland, California, last month.
Kon “Patrick” Fung was fatally shot inside his parked car in the 2000 block of 13th Ave. in Oakland’s Little Saigon on July 17.
A father has blamed the violence in New York City for the death of his Uber driver son, who was shot in the head during a shoot-out in Harlem last weekend.
What happened: Kuldip Singh, 21, was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out in the vicinity of West 131st Street and Eighth Avenue on Saturday, according to ABC7 New York. A 15-year-old boy was also critically injured.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version to report Thomas’ resignation.
A white woman was captured on video yelling racial slurs at an Asian Uber driver at a gas station in Charlotte, N.C.
A GoFundMe campaign organized to help the family of a Pakistani immigrant killed in a carjacking in Washington D.C. last week has now raised over $700,000.
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged for carjacking and assaulting Mohammad Anwar, 66, of Springfield, Virginia, on the 1200 block of Van Street SE in Washington D.C. on March 23.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect the news that Arna Kimiai was released on $75,000 bail on Monday.
One of the women captured on video coughing on and verbally abusing an Uber driver in San Francisco has reportedly turned herself in.
A woman has been arrested for coughing on and pepper-spraying an Uber driver in San Francisco last weekend.
Malaysia King was one of the riders accused in the incident, which was caught on the vehicle’s dashboard camera.
An Asian Uber driver in San Francisco has filed a police report after being threatened and harassed by racist passengers on Sunday afternoon.
The Nepalese driver, who goes by Subhakar, picked up three riders in the Bayview neighborhood at around 12:45 p.m. and noticed that one of the women was not wearing a mask.
A former Uber driver is suing the company for its rating system that he claims can be influenced by customers who base their judgment on the color of a driver’s skin.
Prone to bias: In the complaint filed by Thomas Liu on Monday, he alleged that Uber Technologies Inc. violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act for firing minority drivers based on low ratings given by racist and biased passengers, Fortune reported.
A resident of France was left in shock after a message from an Uber driver saying they wouldn’t take Asians as customers because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was shared online.
The Instagram post, which has since been deleted, reportedly shows notification from an Uber driver, which read in French: “Hello as a safety measure children are prohibited from car seats due to the coronavirus Asian customers cannot be taken care of.”
The coronavirus outbreak has apparently made people more brazen in their discrimination against people of Asian descent as Lyft and Uber passengers are reportedly being treated unfairly by racist drivers.
In recent weeks, a growing number of drivers from the ride-sharing platforms are reportedly using the novel coronavirus as an excuse to refuse Asian passengers, reports CNBC.
A ride-sharing driver and his daughter are speaking out about safety concerns after two recent incidents involving passengers in San Francisco.
Dong Hwang began driving for Uber and Lyft last March and has since been making a living picking up 30 passengers per day.
A hooded and masked gunman fired multiple shots at a man after stepping outside of a karaoke bar in New York City on February 12.
The victim, 31-year-old Xin Gu, left the Shangri-La Karaoke bar on Fowler Street in Flushing, Queens to ride an Uber that had pulled over.